Selena Gomez Scores WIN Awards Nomination

While other celebrities are busy earning more dubious honors, Selena Gomez is busy proving once again what a positive influence she is on the world.

The 18-year-old Wizards of Waverly Place star has been nominated for a 2010 WIN Award, presented by the Women’s Image Network, which strives to “shape positive pubic opinion about the value of women and girls by celebrating outstanding film and television that powerful and dimensional female media images.” Gomez is nominated in the Actress Feature Film category for her work in Ramona and Beezus, an adaptation of a Beverly Cleary novel about a pair of sisters trying to save their family home. (The movie itself is also nominated in the Feature Film category.)

Gomez will be up against some heavy hitters, including Jennifer Aniston, Diane Lane and Helena Bonham-Carter for the award, which will be announced on January 18, 2011.